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Then come together again

-1 Corinthians 7:5-

-“Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”-

I think about me and the relationship I am in. I often wonder if it’s alright that only one of us believes.
Paul is nuts.

Am I to be patient with God or HE with me? Am I to be patient with my partner? Does that imply that my partner is a child?
Or is he to be patient with me and all my tantrums and paradoxes and complications?

-1 Corinthians 7:14-

-“For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”-

Here is Grace and Mercy and Forgiveness and Gentleness and Kindness and Self-Discipline.
Further:

-1 Corinthians 7:16-

-“How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?”-

Intense. Even the grammar. And the punctuation. And I think there is space for my lover and I to love each other in God.
I think it’s possible.

-Leviticus 10:10-

-“You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean.”-

I just don’t know how to do it.

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Posted by on June 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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“When Allah Laughs””

https://youtu.be/7suDUh-D-F8

I have read the Quran once. A desperate attempt at least. When I was twenty-six.

I’m not sure I finished it all. I read Sura’s – read for a year, and memorised verses, and pleaded Allah would allow the experience remain with me, through my life – and that the attempt would count for something at the time of my death…

And then I walked away from Allah, and gave the Quran to my sister, and could not understand the state of Islam as I found it, and the violence around it.

I have found that same doubt accost me from time to time, around God and Christians, around Jews and around Brahmins – the idea that God is theirs, and is cruel and harsh and partial, with laws to kill and to press upon….

I found this sometime ago, on YouTube.

I hope the future me can find it here, on my own page.

God is God.

‘la ilaha illa allah’

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Giving

-1 Chronicles 29:17-

-“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity.

All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent.

And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”-

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Oh my God, a feast

-2 Kings 6:28-29-

-Then he asked her, “What’s the matter?”

She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.

So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him,’ but she had hidden him.”

Yeah.

I don’t know what to do with this. I have already ridden so far out on my horse this year, going through the Bible everyday, lacing it with my own intensely personal look at feet and human sexuality and I really did not know that a story like this was here and I don’t know what to do with it.

I mean, it has context – but it’s Israel Samaria.

Am I turning the Bible into a spectacle? If I were a journalist, would I report something that was dangerous to society?

I have to ask myself, what am I looking for?

How is this entry going to help me? I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

I mean no disrespect but 2 Kings is…. Very difficult.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Love


How can you ever hope to know the Beloved
Without becoming in every cell the Lover?
And when you are the Lover at last, you don’t care.
Whatever you know, or don’t — only Love is real.

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi-

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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On Sharia and Apostasy

-Deuteronomy 22:22-

-“If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must Purge the evil from Israel.”-

Both Christianity and Islam are ridiculous.

They are both ridiculous on this.

I am a Christian but on this, if I EVER hear a Christian point out a Muslim, I shall cry, hypocrite.

HYPOCRITE!

tsk.

Both must shut up, refrain and really; Bring order to the house.

Order.

Make grown up decisions about the words written in the Great books. Really. Until such a time that God reappears, we must use our heads and turn our hearts toward goodness and mercy and away from rubbish.

We cannot be going around stoning people.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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When all seems lost, do not become discouraged

-Galatians 6:9-

-“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”-

Generations have passed and this is a new generation. The moon is always the same, only the water changes. Justice remains the same justice, learning the same learning, as people and nations change.

Generations have passed; the true meanings stay constant and are eternal. The water in the stream may have changed a million times — the reflection of the moon and stars stays the same.

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi-

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Solomon

-1 Chronicles 28:9-

-“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.

If you seek him, he will be found by you; but it you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”-

The Old Testament is a cruel book and the book of Samuel is awash with blood.

It’s been difficult reading. The death of Sauls descendants to appease the Gibeonites is particularly distressing. (1 Samuel 21)

God seems always to be bargaining with humans, favoring some and not others, demanding Obedience, condemning generations…

Yet. Yes, I seek him. And he says he can be found.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The field

-1 Samuel 20:11-

-“Come,” Jonathan said, “let’s go out into the field.” So they went there together.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Encouragement

-1 Corinthians 2:9-

However, as it is written – in the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.

“No eye has seen,
No ear has heard,
No mind conceived
what God has prepared for
those who love him”-

-Paul 3:4-

-For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men?-

-..because of the doctrine of the church only Catholics may come and receive the sacrament of Christ….-

When we take Bible verses because we like them and want to tell others, are we not wrong when that becomes the premise from which we judge their refusal to accept?

Yet, when you find salvation how can you keep it to yourself?
Are you not mere men [women]?

Evangelism.

It is the one aspect of Religion that turns me off, in its present guise.
Evangelism has gone beyond spreading good news to being the root of terrorism.

Christian. Muslim. Hindu. Buddhist.

In every Evangelist I find a refusal to accept The Other as also, a respect-worthy child of Earth.

It is most upsetting.

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Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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